Attempted Bicycle Theft
A 46-year-old man suffered a knife wound to his face at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday when he fought off a would-be bicycle thief at 17th and Mission streets.
The victim refused to let the suspect, described as being in his 40s, swipe his bicycle.
During the scuffle the suspect took out a knife, cut the victim’s face, then fled the scene.
The victim suffered minor injuries but did not lose his bike.
It’s possible that the 25-year-old victim should have known better, but maybe he was just too trusting.
He parked his four-door 2002 white Acura TL on 23rd and Mission streets at 1:58 p.m. on Tuesday and left his keys in the ignition, police reported.
The victim’s friend stood on the sidewalk on the passenger side of the car while it was parked. Two suspects approached the friend, pointed a gun at him and ordered him to move away from the vehicle.
The second victim complied and the two suspects drove away in the car. No arrests have been made.
The suspects were described as men between the ages of 19 and 25.